Preview: Missouri vs Georgia
MISSOURI vs. GEORGIA
When • 8 p.m.
Where • Mizzou Arena
Series • Georgia leads 6-4. Last meeting: Georgia 71, Missouri 66, Jan. 7, 2017
TV, radio • ESPN2, KTRS (550 AM)
Records • MU (11-4, 1-1), Georgia (11-3, 2-1)
About Mizzou • The Tigers dropped Saturday’s SEC home opener, a 77-75 loss to Florida on the Gators’ steal and layup in the game’s final seconds. … After scoring 28 points Saturday, senior guard Jordan Barnett began the week leading the SEC in scoring in conference games at 23.5 points per game. He’s shot 66.7 percent from 3-point range in two SEC games and 90 percent from the foul line. … The Tigers could use more scoring from junior forward Kevin Puryear, who’s scored in single digits in the last six games. … Mizzou has shot 58.1 percent from 3-point range through two SEC games.
About Georgia • Mark Fox’s Bulldogs slipped twice in nonconference play with losses to San Diego State and Massachusetts but has played better lately, winning four of five with the only loss coming at Kentucky. UGA crushed Alabama 65-46 on Saturday behind Yante Maten’s 26 points. The senior forward averages 20 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. … William “Turtle” Jackson III has been a strong defender under Fox but has turned into his prolific guard at 10.1 points per game and 4 assists per game. … In his ninth season at UGA, Fox is 156-121 with six straight wins over Mizzou. (Dave Matter)